The Orient Dahabiya Nile Cruise

Deluxe
Starting From
$725
4 Days - Aswan / Esna Every Wednesday
5 Days - Esna / Aswan Every Saturday
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Day 1: Wednesday

A Memphis Tours representative will meet and greet you at Aswan Airport or Train Station then transfer you by private A/C vehicle to embark on your Dahabiya Cruise boat for a 3 day cruise along the Nile between Aswan and Esna. The first day’s sailing takes you to a small Nile island for a walk in the countryside. After lunch on board or on the island, continue sailing towards Kom Ombo to visit the double temple of Sobek and Haroeris. Then cruise towards Gebel el-Silsila. First night on board.

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Day 2: Thursday

After breakfast, a  visit to the rock-cut chapels of Horemheb, Seti I, Ramses II and Merenptah and explore the sandstone quarries at Gebel el-Silsila. The sail continues to Edfu for a tour of  the Temple of Horus, the best-preserved of all the Temples in Egypt known as Edfu Temple.Travel on to a small island where the boat will moor for the night. Dinner will be served on board the Dahabiya or round a campfire on the tranquil banks of the Nile. Second night on board.

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Day 3: Friday

Cruise to El Kab, the ancient town of Nekheb, one of the oldest and most significant archaeological sites on the Nile. Visit the remains of its Temples and some of the Tombs cut into the cliffs. Return to the boat and set sail for Esna. Third and last night on board.

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Day 4: Saturday

End of the Dahabiya journey in Esna. After breakfast on board you will be transferred to Luxor Airport or Train station for departure.

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Day 1: Saturday

A Memphis Tours representative will meet and greet you at Luxor Airport or Train Station then transfer you by private A/C vehicle to embark on your Dahabiya Nile cruise from Esna (50km south), home port of the Dahabiya. Embarkation on the Dahabiya for a 5-day cruise along the Nile between Esna and Aswan. Cruise to El Kab, the ancient town of Nekheb, to visit the remains of its Temples and some of the Tombs cut into the cliffs. Set sail for a small island where the boat will moor for the night. Dinner will be served on board the Dahabiya or on the tranquil banks of the Nile. First night on board.
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Day 2: Sunday

Sail for Edfu for a  visit to the Temple of Horus, the best-preserved of all the Temples in Egypt known as Edfu Temple.  Set sail for a small island where the boat will moor for the night, later stops will take you to small villages and the desert. Dinner will be served on board the Dahabiya or on the tranquil banks of the Nile. Second night on board.

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Day 3: Monday

Sail to Gebel el Silsila and explore the ancient sandstone quarries and rock-cut chapels of Horemheb, Seti I, Ramesses II and Merenptah. The journey up the Nile continues towards the double Temple of Haroeris and Sobek in Kom Ombo. Set sail for the island of Maniha, where the Dahabiya will moor for the night. Dinner will be served on board the Dahabiya or on the tranquil banks of the Nile. Third night on board.

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Day 4: Tuesday

Sail to Daraw to take a walking tour in the village to visit the markets of Daraw, once the last stop on the famous 40-day desert road between Sudan and Egypt. Sailing continues to the Nubian village of El Koubania, near Aswan. Fourth and last night on board.

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Day 5: Wednesday

End of the Dahabiya journey in Aswan after breakfast on board. Then you will be transferred to Aswan airport or Train station for departure.

Cruise Facilities:
  • All cabins have large, panoramic windows 
  • The Orient consists of four comfortable, large cabins and one spacious suite.
  • All cabins are air-conditioned
  • Private bath/shower with hair dryer
  • Room service 
  • International Telephone
  • Safety deposit box
  • Laundry service and housekeeping
  • Accompanying motorboat for towing.
  • Sun Deck
What's Included:
  • Accommodation on board Dahabiya Nile Cruise on full board basis 
  • Meet and greet service upon arrival and departure
  • All transfers by air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking Guide during your tours.
  • Sightseeing visit to historical places as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees to the mentioned historical places.
  • Service charges and all applicable taxes included in Dahabiya price
What's Excluded:
  • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tipping
  • Optional Tours
Prices per Person
- Price Per Person
 4 Days / 3 Nights5 Days / 4 Nights
Double Cabin $ 725 $ 970
Single Cabin $ 1125 $ 1495
Guidelines
  • Prices - All prices per person per tour quoted in English Pound Sterling can be paid in US$ - Euro by credit or debit cards via our secured payment system. Above prices valid through September 30.2015 and excluding the Christmas, New Year and Easter holidays.

  • Payment - Reservations should be made as early as possible to avoid disappointment in securing your specific required tour package.Your booking will be secured upon receipt of a 25% deposit. Please note that during the Christmas and New Year holidays, tour packages require a deposit of 50%. This deposit forms part of your final payment by credit or debit cards via our secured payment system.

  • Transportation - From the minute you arrive in Egypt, you will have assistance organised at the Airport with one of our Memphis Tours Representatives and transferred directly to your Nile Cruise Boat with assistance upon arrival at the dock and returned to the Airport in the same manner. All transport within your tours is included such as domestic flights, trains, and vehicles by road with exception to certain tours where International flights are also covered. Please check your ‘What’s Included’ section.

  • Food and drinks - The Nile Cruise Boats offer lunch on arrival at your boat and breakfast on your departure. Once on board, all meals are included along with certain drinks. However, please note that alcoholic drinks served at the bar and restaurants are at an additional cost.

  • Excursions - Excursions included are the sites enroute including at Luxor) Luxor and Karnak Temples, Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut temple, Colossi of Memnon, and along the Nile to Aswan including Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples and in Aswan, The High Dam, Philae temple and the Unfinished Obelisk.Tours such as Abu Simbel from Aswan are optional tours at an additional charge.

  • Entertainment - There is a nightly entertainment programme on all Cruises with Music, Dancing, Local Egyptian traditional musicians and dancers all included in your sailing itinerary.

  • Tour Guides and Representatives - Throughout your holiday from arrival to departure, you will have the constant assistance of our Memphis Tour Representatives who are responsible for your transfers to and from Airports, Hotels and resorts and will assist at the Airports with Visa, tickets and luggage and are there to answer any questions you may have. Once you start your tours of the sites in Egypt, you will have the constant guidance of your highly qualified Egyptologist Tour Guide both on included and optional tours.

  • Travelling with Children in Egypt - Many children delight in touring the Pyramids, Temples and Tombs in Egypt as often it is part of their school study programme. Therefore Memphis Tours offers packages and tours to suit all ages with excellent combined ‘twin centre’ and multi location destinations such as Cairo, Luxor, Aswan (Egypt Family Tours and Nile Cruise) and the Red Sea Resorts.

  • Wheelchair Travellers - Our specially adapted Nile Cruise boat MS Amarco 1 has all the amenities for wheelchairs and special assistance customers both on the boat and when disembarking for tours. Assistance from the Boat Crew and your Tour Guide is always ready and available. Please do not hesitate to ask for any assistance when required. Please check the following link for more information.

  • Live Chat Consultants - A very quick and effective way to get answers quickly and efficiently is to consult one of our ‘Live Chat’ Consultants who are ready 24 hours a day, to answer any questions you may have. They are knowledgeable in English and can assist you quickly with enquiries such as bookings, tours, Airlines etc.

  • Tailor - Made Holidays - A holiday is a special occasion and often means spending your savings. Therefore, you need to make sure that it is the Holiday that you want. Here at Memphis Tours we are more than flexible in adapting your Holiday to what YOU require and can easily ‘Tailor’ it to your requirements

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Best Time to Visit Egypt
An all year round destination with winter season being the coolest with still good average temperatures between 21- 26 degrees in the Red Sea resorts and Upper Egypt (Luxor/ Aswan) between 23 - 29 degrees
Flying to Egypt
Cairo for comfort and quality - EgyptAir & British Airways (Scheduled Airlines only)
Luxor - EgyptAir (Scheduled), Easyjet ( Charter), Monarch (Charter)
Sharm el Sheikh - Easyjet (Charter), Monarch (Charter)
Hurghada - Easyjet (Charter), Monarch (Charter)
Flying Time
4 hours 50 minutes direct from London
Time Difference
GMT +2 hours
Visas
Required - obtainable in advance or on arrival for non-restricted nationalities
Health Requirements
No mandatory vaccinations
Clothing
Respectful attire in Luxor, Cairo and Alexandria on tours.
More relaxed clothing in the Red Sea areas like Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh
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